Film and TV
Ever wondered how your favourite places end up in films and TV dramas? Step behind the scenes and discover the National Trust places that have been the filming locations for the movies and TV shows you love.
Doctor Who is celebrating 60 years of time-travelling adventures. Discover which places in our care have been featured in alien worlds and distant times from the Bronze Age to the year five billion.
Discover how Petworth House provided an authentic backdrop to the drama in Ridley Scott's epic film Napoleon (2023).
Follow our conservators at work and get closer to the objects they care for in a new six-part series Hidden Treasures of the National Trust. All episodes are now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
This story follows an man who sets off on a remarkable 450-mile journey on foot. Jim Broadbent shares how the featured locations reflect the story’s themes of reconnecting with the land and embracing the unknown.
Find out which places were used as filming locations for Netflix's lavish Regency-era drama Bridgerton and the new spin-off series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, released on 4 May.
Find out about the experience of filming Supernova in the Lake District with writer and director Harry Macqueen.
Discover how Dyrham Park, Stourhead and Lacock proved to be ideal backdrops for BBC drama The Pursuit of Love, starring Lily James and Andrew Scott.
Many of the places in our care have been locations for films and TV dramas. Hear from two of our filming and location managers as they discuss the most popular filming locations and share their best stories from behind the scenes.
Find out about the National Trust places used across Wales in film and television including Harry Potter, Robin Hood, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Many properties in our care have featured in TV and film adaptations of Jane Austen novels. Here’s a list of some of the best.
Visit the filming locations of Downton Abbey in Lacock and Basildon Park to experience the historic backdrops of the hit series and movie and find out about the filming productions.
Many of the places in our care helped bring the Bafta-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside areas that are rich in mining and Cornish history.
Discover which National Trust film locations played their part as Manderley, in the 2020 Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic mystery.
Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s novels, was filmed in several National Trust properties. Here’s how to visit the backdrop of the hit TV series and imagine the Tudor times of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII.
Explore the historic locations that inspired Julian Fellowes when he was writing Belgravia, and those that brought it to life when it was filmed for the 2020 television series
Discover more about the experiences of filming Far from the Madding Crowd at Claydon in Buckinghamshire.
Find out how Ham House in London was transformed into 19th-century Russia for the movie adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley.
From historic castles to wild coastline, follow in the footsteps of the Starks and Lannisters with a visit to some of the Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland.
Find out about the Transylvania depicted in Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans, at places we care for in Northern Ireland.
From Hogwarts to Malfoy Manor, explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter through the places in our care.
Find out about filming The Secret Garden at National Trust places, including Bodnant Garden in Wales and Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, through the experiences of those on set.
Go on a mystery adventure to the filming locations of Neflix film Enola Holmes to Benthall Hall in Shropshire, and Ashridge in Hertfordshire, and find out about how these places were transformed for the production.
Discover some of the 2016 film’s most adventurous settings, from secret moorings to hilltop farms, and find out how to see the places that originally inspired Arthur Ransome.
Visit the grounds of the mystical Ashridge Estate and see for yourself where the magic unfolded in Disney’s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.
Visit Cliveden and learn how features of the estate influenced and starred in Disney’s 2015 Cinderella movie.
Visit Frensham Ponds in Surrey, the backdrop of Snow White and the Huntsman. Find out about how it was filmed and what it’s like to work with a film crew in a Special Area of Conservation.
Discover which routes from the popular 2017 series featured three places we look after – Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, Watersmeet in Devon, and the Cheshire countryside.
Discover more about the new BBC series, which brings the art of crafting to Stoneywell's Arts and Crafts home.
Find out about actor Diane Keaton’s experience of filming romantic comedy-drama Hampstead at Cliveden.
Discover how Springhill provided the backdrop for the BBC drama Death and Nightingales, starring Jamie Dornan.
Soldiers and social climbers descend on the house and estate at Osterley, in this ITV adaptation of Thackeray’s classic novel.
Learn about the historic houses and outdoor settings used as filming locations for television drama Doctor Thorne.
Find out about filming Mapp and Lucia at Lamb House, in Rye, through the experiences of those on set for the BBC comedy drama.
Rugged coastlines, sweeping parklands and historic buildings. With thousands of years of history on our books, we can add character to whatever you're filming.
With hundreds of locations around the country, the places in our care are often used for filming and photography shoots. Find out what permissions you need and how to get in touch with us.